The Spring PS CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association) Programming Contest was held this past Saturday, April 28. Hosted at and sponsored by Amazon.com, the contest featured 26 teams (of 1 – 3 students each) from 12 area high schools competing to solve programming problems in a 3-hour, pizza-fueled mindfest.
Roosevelt fielded four teams (resplendent in green and gold) in the novice division and all of them competed admirably, going up against perennial powerhouse competitors from Lakeside, Garfield, and Tahoma high schools.
In a fantastic finish, the tremendous trio of Kevin Ault, Galen Caldwell, and Grant Price took home the Novice First Place medal. And dynamic duo Sam Dixon and Kilian Folger brought in the Novice Second Place prize.
This coming Sunday, April 15, 2012, is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball. It is the 65th anniversary of Robinson, the great athlete and humanitarian, breaking the color barrier in professional sports in America.
On that day in 1947, he became the first black man to play on a major league sports team, the famed Brooklyn Dodgers. He was hired by Coach Branch Rickey, made his debut at Ebbetts Field, and changed our society forever.
All RHS AP CS students qualify for the novice category, but if you’re feeling really confident, feel free to go for the expert class.
When you register, select the “My advisor will be bringing payment” option and just give me your cash or check (made payable to Andrew Davidson). I’ll collect the funds for all of the teams and forward the payment to the PS CSTA.